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Drugs Don't Talk: Do Medication and Biological Psychiatry Contribute to Silencing the Self?

Richard A. Gordon

in Silencing the Self Across Cultures: Depression and Gender in the Social World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195398090
eISBN:
9780199776900
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195398090.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Clinical Psychology

This chapter examines the recent rise in the use of antidepressant medications as well as the growing emphasis on biomedical explanations for depression. The chapter presents the history of ... More


Introduction Holism against Reductionism

Joseph E. Davis

in To Fix or to Heal: Patient Care, Public Health, and the Limits of Biomedicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479878246
eISBN:
9781479884155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878246.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The Introduction sets out the major themes of the book. These include medicine’s role in the moral and cultural agendas of contemporary society, challenges to the biomedical model represented by new ... More


Taking less medicine

Alan Cribb

in Healthcare in Transition: Understanding Key Ideas and Tensions in Contemporary Health Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781447323211
eISBN:
9781447323235
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447323211.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

This chapter examines the premise that health policy is ‘out of kilter’ and needs reform. It suggests that much of the debate about reform can be seen, in crude terms, as a debate between ‘more ... More


Alternative Views of Human Nature

R. S. Downie and K. C. Calman

in Healthy Respect: Ethics in Health Care

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780192624086
eISBN:
9780191723728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192624086.003.0009
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health, Epidemiology

Human beings can be looked at in many different ways, or there can be different ‘models’ of human nature. The ‘biomedical model’ is the most common in health care, but other models can be found such ... More


Reductionist Medicine and Its Cultural Authority

Joseph E. Davis

in To Fix or to Heal: Patient Care, Public Health, and the Limits of Biomedicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479878246
eISBN:
9781479884155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878246.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter considers why, despite important reasons to adopt more integrative approaches, medicine continue on a reductionist course. Davis frames a general explanation by considering the powerful ... More


The theoretical background to arts in health

Daisy Fancourt

in Arts in Health: Designing and researching interventions

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198792079
eISBN:
9780191834455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792079.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Music Psychology

This chapter explores how definitions of health have shifted over the past 200 years. It charts the rise of the biomedical model, considering its position in relation to other fields of work, ... More


To Fix or to Heal: Patient Care, Public Health, and the Limits of Biomedicine

Joseph E. Davis and Ana Marta Gonzalez (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479878246
eISBN:
9781479884155
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878246.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The collected essays in To Fix or to Heal examine the persistence of reductionistic approaches to medicine and public health. Despite widespread discontent with such approaches and good reasons to ... More


Six Myths about Schizophrenia: A Paradigm Well Beyond Its Use-By Date?

Richard P. Bentall

in Extraordinary Science and Psychiatry: Responses to the Crisis in Mental Health Research

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035484
eISBN:
9780262341752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035484.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Clinical Psychology

The target of this chapter is a set of six commonly held assumptions in the biomedical approach to schizophrenia, a highly regarded view in mainstream American psychiatry. A careful examination of ... More


Conclusion Limits in the Interest of Healing

Joseph E. Davis

in To Fix or to Heal: Patient Care, Public Health, and the Limits of Biomedicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479878246
eISBN:
9781479884155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878246.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

In the Conclusion, Davis summarizes the essays’ explorations of problematic reductionism. He then suggests practices that could have some countervailing holistic force in the three spheres of ... More


Children’s non-conforming behaviour: personal trouble or public issue?

Geraldine Brady

in Family troubles?: Exploring changes and challenges in the family lives of children and young people

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9781447304432
eISBN:
9781447307884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447304432.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Parents’ perceptions of their child when development or behaviour does not appear to conform to societal norms are influenced by the pervasive discourses of health, normality, childhood and ... More


In Search of an Ethical Frame for the Provision of Health

Ana Marta González

in To Fix or to Heal: Patient Care, Public Health, and the Limits of Biomedicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479878246
eISBN:
9781479884155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878246.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

The distinction between the healthy and the good, a major basis for ethical reflection, has become increasingly blurred in the past few decades. González seeks to reintroduce that distinction, and to ... More


Replacing the Official View of Addiction

Bruce K. Alexander

in To Fix or to Heal: Patient Care, Public Health, and the Limits of Biomedicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479878246
eISBN:
9781479884155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878246.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

This chapter critiques the “official view” of addiction: that addiction is a chronic, relapsing, but manageable disease wherein congenitally vulnerable individuals lose much of their free will after ... More


Fundamental skills of mental health nursing

Chapman Jim and Cheryl Chessum

in Fundamentals of Mental Health Nursing

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199547746
eISBN:
9780191917745
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199547746.003.0008
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Psychiatry

A mental health nurse practises the skill and craft of their role in a variety of different settings to reflect the varied range of services provided in today’s mental ... More


Conclusion

Sienna R. Craig

in Healing Elements: Efficacy and the Social Ecologies of Tibetan Medicine

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273238
eISBN:
9780520951587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273238.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Chapter 7 recounts the “social life” of zhijé 11, one Tibetan formula, from its mytho-historical creation by a female adept of the dharma in the thirteenth century to its description in Tibetan ... More


The Goals of Physicians

J. Donald Boudreau, Eric J. Cassell, and Abraham Fuks

in Physicianship and the Rebirth of Medical Education

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780199370818
eISBN:
9780190874377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199370818.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter provides an overview of how physicians think about sickness. Since the era of the Hippocratic Corpus, there have been two distinctive intellectual approaches to understanding the ... More


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